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Aurelia Pennekamp Elementary School
110 S Rowell Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

As Manhattan Beach flourished in the 1950s, the city's school district purchased land in the southeast portion ofMore Manhattan Beach to build a new elementary school. Construction began in July 1954, and the school, which opened in August 1955, was initially known as Curtis St. School and headed by principal Ed Greenblat.

Over the years, Pennekamp Elementary has continued to grow. Today, Aurelia Pennekamp Elementary School is a thriving community of students, parents, teachers and administrators. On November 16, 1955, Curtis St. School was renamed Aurelia Pennekamp Elementary School. Aurelia Pennekamp served as nurse for the health departments of Manhattan Beach and Palos Verdes school districts for more than 40 years.

The Aurelia Pennekamp Elementary School has now been open for more than 50 years. Home of the Pennekamp Dragons, the school is dedicated to helping students achieve and develop responsibility and respect for others. Visit the school's Web site to find up-to-date information about school events, policies and PTA activities.

Adventureplex
1701 Marine Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Operated by Beach Cities Health District since 2002, this large facility is designed to encourage fitness and learningMore through play for kids and families. Featuring mazes, tunnels, rock climbing walls, ropes courses, an indoor gym and fitness room, the center challenges children physically and intellectually. Stop in anytime for free play, or sign-up for one of the many classes offered. Adults can workout, too, in the gym or basketball courts. For less active time, there is a "homework lounge" with free Wi-Fi where kids can comfortably concentrate on their studies. Your kids can also host a party or attend a camp at the facility. Northrop Grumman employees receive a 10% discount on admission.